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The Invention of Rivers

Author : Dilip da Cunha
Publisher : Penn Studies in Landscape Arch
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0812249992

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Featuring more than 150 illustrations, many in color, The Invention of Rivers integrates history, art, cultural studies, hydrology, and geography to tell the story of how rivers have been culturally constructed as lines granted special roles in defining human habitation and everyday practice.

Performative Reflections of Indian Traditions

Author : D. Venkat Rao
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2021-09-30
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9789811623912

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Performative Reflections of Indian Traditions by D. Venkat Rao Pdf

This book focuses on the cohering elements across various texts and traditions of India. It engages with several significant works from the Sanskrit tradition and emphasizes the need to move beyond colonial and postcolonial engagements with the enduring cultural pasts of India. The chapters are grouped in three main parts: accented rhythms, dispersed mnemoscapes and inventive iterations. It addresses questions such as: what enabled cultural communication across very divergent geographical, temporal, locational contexts and among different cultural formations of India over millennia? What is this shareable impulse that pulsates across the domains of dance, sculpture, painting, poetry, dharma, music, medicine, the lore of rivers and the epics? It explains how modern Indian languages and especially their creative and reflective nodes are unthinkable without the intricately woven textures of these interfaces and their responsive receptions. This book is of interest to philosophers, humanities students, researchers and professors as well as people interested in exploring alternatives to European traditions of thought without an alibi.

The Life of Robert Fulton ... Comprising Some Account of the Invention, Progress, and Establishment of Steam-boats; of Improvements in the Construction and Navigation of Canals, Etc. [With a Portrait.]

Author : Cadwallader David Colden
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 1817
Category : Electronic
ISBN : BL:A0017592289

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Rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta

Author : Kalyan Rudra
Publisher : Springer
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2018-04-02
Category : Science
ISBN : 9783319765440

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Rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta by Kalyan Rudra Pdf

This is the first comprehensive book on the rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. This volume covers all aspects of this highly populated region including land conflicts and environmental impacts such as the Indo-Bangladesh conflict over sharing of trans-boundary water. This book addresses the topic from a highly interdisciplinary perspective covering areas of geography, geology, environment, history, archaeology, sociology and politics of the Bengal region. The book appeals to a wide range of audiences from India, Bangladesh and the international community. The style of presentation makes it easily suitable for students, researchers and interested laymen.

Steamboats on the Western Rivers

Author : Louis C. Hunter
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 721 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2012-04-30
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9780486157788

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Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development — from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation.

The Invention of the Self

Author : Andrew Spira
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 655 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2020-06-25
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781350091061

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This book is an examination of personal identity, exploring both who we think we are, and how we construct the sense of ourselves through art. It proposes that the notion of personal identity is a psycho-social construction that has evolved over many centuries. While this idea has been widely discussed in recent years, Andrew Spira approaches it from a completely new point of view. Rather than relying on the thinking subject's attempts to identify itself consciously and verbally, it focuses on the traces that the self-sense has unconsciously left in the fabric of its environment in the form of non-verbal cultural conventions. Covering a millennium of western European cultural history, it amounts to an 'anthropology of personal identity in the West'. Following a broadly chronological path, Spira traces the self-sense from its emergence from the collectivity of the medieval Church to its consummation in the individualistic concept of artistic genius in the nineteenth century. In doing so, it aims to bridge a gap that exists between cultural history and philosophy. Regarding cultural history (especially art history), it elicits significances from its material that have been thoroughly overlooked. Regarding philosophy, it highlights the crucial role that material culture plays in the formation of philosophical ideas. It argues that the sense of personal self is as much revealed by cultural conventions - and as a cultural convention - as it is observable to the mind as an object of philosophical enquiry.

The Invention of the Jewish People

Author : Shlomo Sand
Publisher : Verso
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2010-06-14
Category : History
ISBN : 9781844676231

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The bestselling analysis of Jewish history, by a leading Israeli historian.

Directory of Scholarly Journals in Turkey

Author : Metin Kozak,Nazmi Kozak
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Page : 540 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2017-03-07
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781443874748

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Directory of Scholarly Journals in Turkey by Metin Kozak,Nazmi Kozak Pdf

Scholarly journals are the capillaries of the scientific world, ensuring the circulation of knowledge. Moreover, scholarly journals guide and indicate the scientific development in an academic field of study or in a country. Scholarly journals, which transfer and spread scientific information, are intended to properly fulfill their functions, preventing the transfer of imperfect or incorrect information to the science world. Significant issues are, therefore, inevitable in the characteristics of scientific studies in such disciplines and countries where the scholarly journals do not fulfill their functions properly. This study encompasses all scholarly journals published in Turkey in all fields of science and other disciplines. The reference questions in this study are grouped under three main categories: the contact and publication information, article evaluation, and publishing information. The number of journals in this present study totals 1,910.

Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1042 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1841
Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
ISBN : WISC:89094571338

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V.1-20 are, like missing vols. 21-26, also freely available online at the the China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL), & can be accessed with the following individual urls: Note: Click to view v.1 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.2 via CADAL Note: Click to view v.3 via CADAL Note: Click to view v.4 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.5 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.6 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.7 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.8 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.9 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.10 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.11 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.12 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.13 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.14 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.15 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.16 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.17 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.18 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.19 via CADAL. -- Note: Click to view v.20 via CADAL.

A World of Rivers

Author : Ellen Wohl
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2010-11-15
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780226904801

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Far from being the serene, natural streams of yore, modern rivers have been diverted, dammed, dumped in, and dried up, all in efforts to harness their power for human needs. But these rivers have also undergone environmental change. The old adage says you can’t step in the same river twice, and Ellen Wohl would agree—natural and synthetic change are so rapid on the world’s great waterways that rivers are transforming and disappearing right before our eyes. A World of Rivers explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world. Ranging from the Murray-Darling in Australia and the Yellow River in China to Central Europe’s Danube and the United States’ Mississippi, the book journeys down the most important rivers in all corners of the globe. Wohl shows us how pollution, such as in the Ganges and in the Ob of Siberia, has affected biodiversity in the water. But rivers are also resilient, and Wohl stresses the importance of conservation and restoration to help reverse the effects of human carelessness and hubris. What all these diverse rivers share is a critical role in shaping surrounding landscapes and biological communities, and Wohl’s book ultimately makes a strong case for the need to steward positive change in the world’s great rivers.

Rivers of Empire

Author : Donald Worster
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 0195078063

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The American West, blessed with an abundance of earth and sky but cursed with a scarcity of life's most fundamental need, has long dreamed of harnessing all its rivers to produce unlimited wealth and power. In Rivers of Empire, award-winning historian Donald Worster tells the story of this dream and its outcome. He shows how, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, Mormons were the first attempting to make that dream a reality, damming and diverting rivers to irrigate their land. He follows this intriguing history through the 1930s, when the federal government built hundreds of dams on every major western river, thereby laying the foundation for the cities and farms, money and power of today's West. Yet while these cities have become paradigms of modern American urban centers, and the farms successful high-tech enterprises, Worster reminds us that the costs have been extremely high. Along with the wealth has come massive ecological damage, a redistribution of power to bureaucratic and economic elites, and a class conflict still on the upswing. As a result, the future of this "hydraulic West" is increasingly uncertain, as water continues to be a scarce resource, inadequate to the demand, and declining in quality.

Notes on the River Navigations of North America

Author : Felix Thackeray Haig
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 110 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1863
Category : Inland navigation
ISBN : BL:A0017595384

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